Federal coronavirus funds for Seattle may support rent assistance, senior meals, small-business grants

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Mayor Jenny Durkan has sent legislation to the City Council to accept and allocate $14 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act recently passed by Congress, she said Friday.
Seattle may spend $14 million in coronavirus relief dollars from the federal government on grants for small businesses, food deliveries to seniors, rent assistance for struggling tenants and meals at homeless shelters.

Mayor Jenny Durkan has sent legislation to the City Council to accept and allocate the funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress, she said Friday in a news release.

Durkan is proposing that Seattle spend the money in several ways:

$5.3 million to provide rent assistance for households at risk for eviction or homelessness and for low-income people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

$5 million to support and expand food-delivery programs for older adults

$2.1 million to provide additional meals at homeless shelters

$1.5 million to provide additional $10,000 grants to small businesses

$150,000 to help hospital patients transition to long-term…
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